Maryland’s quarterback situation became much more muddled this week when junior C.J. Brown was lost for the season with a torn right knee ligament. True freshmen Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe now top the depth chart.
The Terrapins’ opening week opponent isn’t exactly set under center, either
William & Mary is sorting through juniors Brent Caprio and Michael Graham and sophomore Raphael Ortiz. Caprio and Graham both started games last season as the Tribe went 5-6.
The uncertainty is not a surprise; coach Jimmye Laycock said it was something the Tribe needed to sort out back at the CAA’s media day last month in Baltimore.
“We have some issues at quarterback,” Laycock said then. “I think we haven’t determined who will be the starter. We have some guys are good guys that have worked hard and need to play at a level that is higher. You look at the teams that are successful in the league here, and they all have good quarterback play.”
The latest on the Tribe’s QB situation, via the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
“They’ve all been progressing,” Laycock said. “We’re not at the point right now to say one is No. 1. But I think they’ve all raised their level of play. They’ve certainly shown that they put in good summer work because they’ve been much more accurate in preseason, as have our receivers. They’ve been much more productive and consistent to this point.
Laycock did say he would like to have a starter named within 10 days of the Sept. 1 opener in College Park. If he gets his way, that situation should be figured out (at least for the short-term, which is what matters to Maryland fans) sometime in the middle of next week.
—- Patrick Stevens